• Good News: A Majority of Americans Prefer ‘All Lives Matter’

    Surge summary: A recent poll uncovered the encouraging news that most Americans affirmed “All lives matter” reflects their personal philosophy more than “Black lives matter”. A troublingly high percentage, however, prefer the latter.
    In recent days, the phrase “Black lives matter” has been ubiquitous.  It is everywhere you look, whether spray-painted on building walls, painted on a city street or co-opted as a virtue signaling slogan by every corporation in the country.

    I know that all across America, and especially here in Washington, many people are afraid to say, “All lives matter,” because there’s a good chance that you will be labeled a “racist” for doing so.

    Well, an amazing poll was released yesterday that isn’t getting the attention it deserves.

    The latest Rasmussen survey found that 59% of likely voters said the phrase “All lives matter” was closest to their own view.  Just 30% said the phrase “Black lives matter” was closest to their view.

    Moreover, this poll found that more black American voters (47%) prefer “All lives matter” over “Black lives matter” (44%).

    The only groups of likely voters against saying “All lives matter” are liberals (63%) and those making over $200,000 a year (53%).  I don’t know what to make of that last statistic. Presumably you have to be smart to make over $200,000, but I guess you can also be a smart, fearful rich person.

    We are at a very dangerous place as a country when so many are so fearful about something so simple as “All lives matter.”

    By the way, Atlanta District Attorney Paul Howard showed his fear of the mob surrounding his office and fear of his own election defeat yesterday when he announced 11 charges against former Officer Garrett Rolfe, including felony murder for the death of Rayshard Brooks.  Rolfe potentially faces the death penalty.

    Maybe Howard is hoping to pressure Rolfe into a plea deal.  But he also runs the risk of a jury refusing to convict Rolfe of murder given other facts in the case.

    Sadly, we now have a situation where prosecutors are letting rioters out of jail, while earning notches on their belts by giving in to the mob for throwing the book at police officers.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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